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Cookie Monster Cheesecake!

ULTIMATE TASTE TEST 3.0 RATING: 3.7 out of 5.0

We got introduced to Symphony of Flavors through Jason of WheninManila.com. I actually stayed away from it because it was too rich, too sweet and too tempting — even just by looking at it.

I must admit I thought it would not make the 3.3 cut but it did very well at 3.7. A lot of people like it because it is especially made for those people who like a sweet, rich, overloaded cake. I must agree with one foodie that this would be perfectly paired with strong, black coffee (no sugar needed).

Congratulations to Symphony of Flavors! Their Cookie Monster Cheesecake is quite unique and it would stand out among other usual cakes.

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Dulcelli’s Avocado Sansrival – Super Yummy!

ULTIMATE TASTE TEST 3.0 RATING: 3.7 out of 5.0

Dulcelli Cakes is our personal favorite and one of our best finds in the Ultimate Taste Test series.

My wife loves Sansrival, and we would often only go for the tried and tested classic flavor. But Denise’s Avocado Sansrival got Rache’s approval and we ordered a few cakes ever since to share with a few people. If you ask anybody in the Ultimate Taste Test 3.0, Dulcelli Cake was the most raved about next to Dulcelin.

During the taste test, the sansrival was a bit soggy already because it was a bit hot. Surprisingly, the Avocado Sansrival still managed to WOW the foodies. We agree that it is better served chilled. The magic is in the way it is able to capture the flavor of avocado with the right balance of sweetness (without being nakakasawa).

Congratulations, Denise! If you are tired of your usual cakes, try Dulcelli’s Avocado Sansrival. 🙂

*** AVOCADO SANSRIVAL PROMO!  Its now P 640 only for this 2009 Christmas season. ***

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Divine Desserts (Indeed!)

ULTIMATE TASTE TEST 3.0 RATING: 3.7 out of 5.0

It was the first time for Divine Desserts to join the Ultimate Taste Test. They only presented two of their best sellers — Double Double Fudge Cake and Cookie Caramel Crunch Cake. Both of them were a hit and most foodies raved about them. Rache and I both love the Cookie Caramel Crunch Cake, which is way better than the Caramel Crunch Cake we used to order at Red Ribbon. We are now Divine Desserts Fans. 🙂

When it comes to dessert, I believe that it should be sweet but not nakaka-umay; it should be rich in taste but you should still feel light after you finish it. Divine Desserts has mastered this balance in their cake creations.

Divine Desserts is highly recommended! Check out their other heavenly goodies. 🙂

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Dulcelin Gourmet Specialties

ULTIMATE TASTE TEST 3.0 RATING: 3.8 out of 5.0 – OVERALL WINNER!

Dulcelin was the overall winner for Ultimate Taste Test 1.0 with a 4.6 rating and it also topped Ultimate Taste Test 3.0 with a 3.8 rating!

Dulcelin is best known for its Mango Torte (its closest competitor is Tony Cuerva’s Mango Torte). But now, Dulcelin has proven twice in UTT 1.0 (with 100 foodies) and in UTT 3.0 (with 260 foodies) that it is the Best Gourmet Home-Based Business for Savory Dishes, Meats and Specialty Desserts.

The Wagyu Tri-tip, Belly Roast Beef and Cannelloni were given the thumbs-up by foodies. The Lola’s Chicken Relleno got mixed reactions and only a few people raved about it. This pulled down the rating to below 4.0 levels.

For dessert, Dulcelin’s Strawberry Cake, Callebaut Chocolate Ganache Cake and, of course, the Mango Torte are all winners! They have a special way of making any dessert sweet and rich, but still light enough to enjoy.

For this Christmas Season, Our Awesome Planet highly recommends Dulcelin Gourmet Specialties. 🙂

Related Posts:
OAP: Dulcelin Gourmet Specialties
OAP: Dulcelin’s Mango Torte

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Callos Aussie Pies by Tina Raines

ULTIMATE TASTE TEST 2.0 RATING: 3.6 out of 5.0

“callos pie was very good”
“This is the best! Love the cheese and flaky crust!”

This is my favorite foodie discovery in the Ultimate Taste Test 2.0. I can relate with Tina’s story of going after what you love — no day but today, as they say. The Callos Pie was a certified hit and most of the foodies I talked to raved about it. Her product is unique, which is only a bit similar to Bag of Beans’ pies. 

Manila deserves better Aussie meat pies, and it’s good that Tina is filling that void. You’ve got to try this if you are craving for one. We are honored that she chose the Ultimate Taste Test as her debut into the foodie scene in Manila and let us be the messenger in announcing her savoury pies to the foodie community.

Go for it, Tina! You definitely have a winning product!

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Gourmet Stuffers Yummy Spreads…

ULTIMATE TASTE TEST 2.0 RATING: 3.4 out of 5.0

“I love the Pesto Sundried Tomatoes, that was just awesome!”

There are numerous dips, spreads, and sauces out there, but Tin Gonzalez’ Gourmet Spreads is ahead with 7 variants already, namely, Boursin (creamy garlic cheese), Three-Cheese Pesto, Pesto with
Sundried Tomatoes, Creamy Spinach, Chicken Liver Pate, Spicy Sardine
Pate, and Spicy Gourmet Tuyo Flakes. My favorite is the Three-Cheese Pesto, while other foodies liked the Pesto with Sundried Tomatoes. Some people argued that we already have a lot of these kinds of dips in the market with almost the same variants.

The Gourmet Spreads are good, though. You should try them if you are looking for one…

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Chefs Garb Caviar Pie!

ULTIMATE TASTE TEST 2.0 RATING: 3.4 out of 5.0

The Caviar Pie by Chefs Garb’s Marielen Adasa was a hit with most of the foodies during the Ultimate Taste Test. I liked it so much, I kept going back for it. This is perfect as an appetizer but it could be flexible enough to be a dessert item. It is a potluck favorite among Marielen’s family and friends — you might want to make it your potluck contribution too for the upcoming holiday season parties. It rated only 3.4, though (just barely passing the 3.3 mark), because some foodies tasted a better caviar pie. (Let me know if there are other Caviar Pie suppliers out there…)

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Cipolline’s Chicken Burritos by Tanya Chua

ULTIMATE TASTE TEST 2.0 RATING: 3.8 out of 5.0

What people say about Cipolline’s Chicken Burritos:
“It tastes really good and I love the flavors”
“I like the taste of the chicken, it was tender”
“love the tomato salsa! the flavors mesh very well”

This is one of the most raved about food suppliers in Ultimate Taste Test 2.0. The concept of the Chicken Burrito was very simple but Tanya Chua executed it so well with each ingredient — carely selected, some cooked on the spot. The entire burrito is freshly assembled in front of you. She knows her food and is passionate about it. (She could also be voted as one of the sexy chefs out there.) We would certainly consider her catering services for our family events. Watch for Tanya’s Cipolline Catering Services (I won’t be surprised if she opens a restaurant/small outlet some day…)!

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